Greg Oden will reemerge in the NBA with the Miami Heat.
The No. 1 pick in the 2007 NBA Draft who has been out of the league since a Dec. 5 2009 appearance with the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday agreed to terms to begin his comeback with the two-time defending NBA champions.
Oden will sign a two-year contract with the Heat at the NBA minimum at $1 million for 2013-14 and $1.1 million on a player option for 2014-15. The terms are a victory of sorts for Heat President Pat Riley who earlier this offseason got backup center Chris "Birdman" Andersen to accept a similar minimal contract.
Having undergone the third of three knee microfracture surgeries on Feb. 12 2012 the 7-foot center two weeks ago went through a series of workouts in front of NBA scouts executives and coaches with those non-contact sessions limited to drill work.
Coach Erik Spoelstra and scout Chet Kammerer represented the Heat at an Oden workout in Indianapolis with Riley previously having met face to face with th...